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Adolescents, Lower Back Pain & the Sensori-Motor Error

Written by Steven Weiniger Written by Steven Weiniger on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. Posted in Research

A sensori- motor error is a disconnect between where you think you are, and where you truly are. One way to measure sensory-motor errors is motor repositioning, which was the subject of a recent study. Researchers looked at adolescents with non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) and measured their ability to accurately reposition the body to a given position. Their results:
“Significant differences were noted for absolute error between adolescents with and without NSCLBP.”

In other words, those with NSCLBP have a disconnect between the individual’s perception of where the body is in space, and the objective measurement.

PosturePractice DataPoint: Kids with chronic LBP showed consistent sensori- motor error. CPEPs and other posture professionals use the StrongPosture exercise protocols to reduce these errors. By systematically focusing and correlating training to objective reality benchmarks with specific cues along functional Balance, Alignment and Motion tracks, posture professionals work to connect an indivdual’s perception of where their body is in space with the truth of external reality.


Lumbar spine repositioning sense in adolescents with and without non-specific chronic low back pain – An analysis based on sub-classification and spinal regions, Roslyn G. Astfalck, Peter B. O’Sullivan, Anne J. Smith, Leon M. Straker, Angus F. Burnett Manual TherapyVolume 18, Issue 5 , Pages 410-417, October 2013 doi:10.1016/j.math.2013.02.005


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